Ex-official`s lawyer held at hospital after detention
The attorney of the former defense minister Bacho Akhalaia is currently held at the Chapidze Cardiology Hospital, where he was transferred from the police department after feeling bad. Goga Oniani was arrested by the police late last night. The prosecution accuses him of misusing authority and exceeding his duties in the period, when he worked as the deputy chief of the Gldani-Nadzaladevi police department.
The police arrested Oniani at his apartment. Oniani had a possibility to assess his detention at that moment. He said his detention was related to his plans to run for a single-mandate MP for the Vazisubani district at the self-government elections.
The lawyers of Oniani say they were allowed to meet their defendant at the hospital early this morning. They suspect the officers mistreated him in the police car, as Oniani had swellings on his arms.
The police searched Oniani`s house after the detention and took away the personal computer of Oniani`s wife, two memory cards and Oniani`s passport.